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Jessi C
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I do stuff, all while snarking.
I do stuff, all while snarking.

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I Rage
I speak up about sexual assault not because I'm humiliated that it ever happened to me, but because I want other survivors to know that they're never alone.  I rage against this patriarchal society we're in, one that so thoroughly devalues women, that femal...

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What Autism Has Taught Me
I've been doing this parenting autism thing for about eleven years now, knowingly for sixish, and have had knowledge of my own autism for about three years. It's been one heck of a learning curve. In that time, autism has taught me that it's never static an...

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Spring Cleaning
I cleaned out my Monica Gellar closet (if you don't know this reference, we can't be friends) and realized it was a metaphor for my mental illness. It was like the Pandora's box I haven't wanted to open for years, and yet, I knew it was time. I needed to do...

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How to Handle a Holiday Gathering
* I get that I've added political commentary which can be divisive. The whole point is to distract people from autism. Please take this all with the humor that was intended.  It's the most wonderful time of the year! With that comes family gatherings where ...

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What I want Special Education Teachers to Know
Dear sped teachers, I've made contact with many of you as of today. With few exceptions (because there are always exceptions), you are wonderful at your job, or you strive very hard to be the best you know how. However, there are some things I want you to k...

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Anatomy of a Meltdown
*Below is an anecdotal account of what it's like to melt down. I have used information from autistic friends. However, I've tried to tell this in a first person narrative in order to keep my friends' privacy intact. Please note, I'm not speaking of aggressi...

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Autism, For Me
Autism for me is everything. Autism intrinsically makes up every aspect of my daily life. I cannot separate autism from my soul any more than I can change my eye color. I feel it down to my soul. Autism means sensory assault in un/expected places. Beeping s...

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Dear neighbor
* I was going to write about my presentation to my son's class yesterday. However, this morning, I had an interesting and infuriating encounter with a white "upper class" male. I'd rather address that. Dear neighbor, You really don't know me well, so I'm gu...

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Today
**Editor's note: I began writing this a week ago, when emotions were raw, as they still are. This may contain some language that offends and surprises long time readers of mine. While I apologize, I also ask for you to regard the use of this language in the...
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